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 Post subject: Re: Gutted
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:29 am 
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Dad of a Don - snap!


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 Post subject: Re: Gutted
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:31 am 
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I too am gutted that we were eliminated yesterday.

The FA cup can provide a welcome break from the league, more minutes to improve a struggling team, an opportunity to play a better standard of opposition and a financial windfall. We’ve experienced a few of those benefits, so I guess it’s not all bad.

Dan has certainly taken a challenging first senior managerial job and he has my utmost respect for having the courage to put himself forward for it. The product of his first three training sessions on the pitch appeared to be more emphasis on possession, successful pass completion, short-medium range passing and patience/confidence on the ball - regardless of the area of pitch being played on.

It won’t be easy to turn our fortunes around. Taking charge of a relatively low risk cup fixture and viewing 90 minutes of first team football is probably a good introduction.

Micciche has made some comments regarding “good recruitment”, “positive signs”, “positional play” and a “lack of scoring”; he claims to understand where some of the key problems originate from. With his background and credentials, hopefully he can rectify these with a combination of good communication and coaching.

We’re displaying a fragility in all areas and I can’t really identify anything we are particularly strong at, to use as a firm foundation to build upon. So, the players/staff have got their work cut out, trying to improve in every area/position.

I reckon we need another 20 or so points to stay in the league, which averages out at over a point per game. I’m not sure whether we can pull that off and escape the clutches of the relegation zone this season. It seems as though the club aren’t just thinking about the remaining games but more long-term, given the appointment PW has made. It’s a gamble to rediscover our identity; one that most on here and that I’ve spoken to in person seem to back. Hopefully we can do both - who knows!

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 Post subject: Re: Gutted
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:15 pm 
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Think this is the sort of game we have to take on the chin. I’ve always said I can take losing if we put our all in and I think they did. I think they deserved a clap off. Sometimes you lose and the circumstances aren’t always a bad referee or a bad performance etc. It’s just the way the game went.


100% this. Except somehow we seemed to decide not to turn up as fans today, the cowshed looked emptier than ever, and then the brigade of early leavers seemed to be massively increased such that when I and my young family stayed to clap the players (something I encourage them to do, assuming they've put in a shift) it felt like we were lone clappers in the family section and not much more in the cowshed.

Is it because it is the FA cup and people don't want to pay for a ticket? Attendance just seemed poor and embarassing to have same/more away fans. We all criticised players/Neilson for not clapping and yet when Micciche comes out to do so we've all gone, what a welcome.


I was disappointed with our turnout tbh, I expected not less than 8,000 from us but hoped for more but as you say the cowshed was sparse in places.


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 Post subject: Re: Gutted
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:20 pm 
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Russybcool wrote:
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Thought we were terrible, nothing has changed, so it must be the players??


You are having a fucking giraffe??


I didnt go but i will stat you. Took us 80 plus minutes to have a shot on target. Regardless of how amazing the build up was. We need goals. We were playing a league 2 side (albeit a good l2 side). If Coventry played well then that's fair enough, but I don't think they were all that as we had 60% possession.

You can play the most attractive looking football in the world. You don't score your fucked. I am sure you can take positives from today but I am genuinely worried where the goals are coming from as we are toothless up front. That's where I agree with warwick


See, that isn’t the case whatsoever, it may have been 80 minutes before a shot was registered ‘on target ‘ but there were multiple shots blocked by a well organised Coventry defence, watching the game and looking at stats are two completely different things, yes we do need a good striker but it would have been difficult for anyone to get a shot through their defence first half.


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 Post subject: Re: Gutted
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:27 pm 
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Russybcool wrote:
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Warwickdons wrote:
Thought we were terrible, nothing has changed, so it must be the players??


You are having a fucking giraffe??


I didnt go but i will stat you. Took us 80 plus minutes to have a shot on target. Regardless of how amazing the build up was. We need goals. We were playing a league 2 side (albeit a good l2 side). If Coventry played well then that's fair enough, but I don't think they were all that as we had 60% possession.

You can play the most attractive looking football in the world. You don't score your fucked. I am sure you can take positives from today but I am genuinely worried where the goals are coming from as we are toothless up front. That's where I agree with warwick


Tends to be hard to have a shot on target when the opponent Park the bus for the most part and you can’t play through them. Then you shoot from range and get moaned at by the fans.

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 Post subject: Re: Gutted
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:02 pm 
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Not just Agard Maybe Sow could have done better


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 Post subject: Re: Gutted
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:36 pm 
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That said, they definitely deserve to be booed, unlike the last game. Not quite sure why so many people were clapping them off though either...


Why? For getting stuck in, being creative, trying something new and genuinely going for it instead of punting it long to nobody and looking disinterested? Yeah let’s boo them. Fuck sake I dispair.



Jeez, I definitely clapped the team I support off the pitch, stuff throwing the dummy out the pram and Boo.A lot of good that does. I also despair "WTF" lol


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 Post subject: Re: Gutted
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:25 pm 
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I never boo. :ugeek:

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 Post subject: Re: Gutted
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:37 pm 
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Not just Agard Maybe Sow could have done better


He had no chance. He was upside down.


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 Post subject: Re: Gutted
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:30 am 
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dons50 wrote:
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Not just Agard Maybe Sow could have done better


He had no chance. He was upside down.


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